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Top Gun – LIVE COVERAGE!

Top Gun – LIVE COVERAGE!

Stay tuned as we cover the Top Gun Scale Invitational in Lakeland, Florida, later this week. We’ll be on the flightline, so come back to see interviews with builders, up-close details and, of course, in-air videos. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for up-to-the-minute news! Click here: http://www.modelairplanenews.com/blog/category/topics/event-coverage/top-gun-2011/
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A mid-air collision story

A mid-air collision story

Some times, things just work out, and this was a lucky day for two different pilots. The mood couldn’t have been more relaxed aboard an executive jet carrying three Incline residents as it began its descent towards Reno-Tahoe International Airport Monday afternoon. Mike Chipman was dozing while his wife, Evy, read a book. Steve DiZio […]
Stepping Up the Speed with Props and Electrons

Stepping Up the Speed with Props and Electrons

By John Reid The Kyosho Phantom EP on a fast flyby. Even the Slimline pilot figure in the cockpit is having a good time! I REALLY ENJOY just about every type of aircraft, but some of my favorites are Formula One pylon racers. I wanted a race plane that I could prop for speed, but […]
Getting Ready for Top Gun!

Getting Ready for Top Gun!

Excitement is in the air! Only 2 days till the start of Top Gun 2011! The MAN Crew will be heading down shortly to cover all the scale action and excitement! Looks like fantastic weather too! So come back often to see our live from the field updates!      
Neiuport 28 from Maxford

Neiuport 28 from Maxford

Maxford USA Neiuport 28 This model of the Nieuport 28 is a semi-scale ARF that combines scale appeal with the ease of transport and flying characteristics which make 40-inch wingspan EP models very popular among many sport/scale RC airplane enthusiasts. It is constructed mainly of laser-cut balsa and light ply, and it is finished with […]
Helicopter Buyer’s Guide – available soon!

Helicopter Buyer’s Guide – available soon!

We just sent this issue off to the printer, and it will soon be available at hobby stores, newsstands and bookstores everywhere! This magazine is the result of a lot of teamwork with our helicopter contributors and reviewers, and especially our “Rotor Speed” columnist Paul Tradelius, and I think it’s something our rotary readers will […]
Maxx Products High-Current, Coupled Connectors

Maxx Products High-Current, Coupled Connectors

Maxx Products Incorporated (MPI) continues to provide onboard support for every possible receiver, servo, ESC and battery configuration.  New to their diverse inventory are four Dean’s high current, coupled connectors capable of increasing ESC connectivity, power and voltage for both 2S and 3S applications.  The modules use lug connectors with each plug firmly coupled and […]
Look who showed up at my club

Look who showed up at my club

  I went out to our local flying field a few weeks ago to watch our first ever pattern flying contest. I recognize this guy, pushing the plane It was none other than Andrew Jesky and as always he was all smiles.  
N-Strut Installation

N-Strut Installation

So the very last thing to do before I start covering the Mini Fokker D-VII is to install and adjust the wings’ interplane struts. Often referred to as “N” struts because of their shape, these struts give tremendous strength to biplanes.    Above: you see the laser-cut struts made from 1/8 inch 5-ply A/C plywood. […]
Align’s AH-1 Cobra Fuselage

Align’s AH-1 Cobra Fuselage

Align has just released a new scale body for their TRex 500 size helicopter.  This new scale fuselage of the AH-1 Cobra is easy to install and add some outstanding scale detail. Just look at the exhaust scoops and the armament that adorns those pods. The price still needs to be announced, but you got […]
Pantera P6 Build and Review

Pantera P6 Build and Review

Audacity Models  (genesishobby.com) has just released their new Pantera P6 50 size nitro helicopter, which I will be building and reviewing here as well as in Model Airplane News magazine. Here are a couple of pics of the new helicopter still in the box just so you can get a quick idea of what it […]
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